[imc-okanagan] Electronic Intifada: Palestinian Children in Israeli Jails - Audio Interview.
christoff at resist.ca
Sun May 21 00:56:39 PDT 2006
Audio Interview: Palestinian Children in Israeli Jails
Stefan Christoff, the Electronic Intifada
Listen to an interview with Ayed Abu Eqtaish, a child rights activist from
Defense for Children International [Palestine Section] and Adam Hanieh of
Sumoud, a political prisoner solidarity group based in Toronto. This interview
was recorded during the April/May 2006 second annual Free Palestinian Political
Prisoners speaking tour organized by Sumoud, which focused on the realities
facing Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, specifically child prisoners.
Defense for Children International, is a Palestinian NGO 'dedicated to
promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip - as articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights
of the Child'. Today massive numbers of Palestinian children are being arrested
and detained by Israeli forces. In the first quarter of 2006 alone, some 350
children were arrested compared to around 700 child arrests in the whole of
8,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently detained by Israeli authorities, in
prisons which major human rights organizations throughout the world. According
to a 2006 report from Amnesty International, many Palestinian prisoners 'face
medical negligence, routine beatings, position torture and strip searches by
Israeli prison authorities'. According to recent figures the Palestinian prison
population includes 400 children and 100 women detainees.
----> For more information visit the website of Defense for Children
International & Sumoud, Political Prisoners Solidarity Group.
http://sumoud.tao.ca / http://www.dci-pal.org
[This radio interview was produced by Stefan Christoff for broadcast on CKUT
Radio in Montreal & distribution through the Electronic Intifada.]
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